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A physician delivers an infant at 36 weeks of gestation. After the initial check up, the physician notices that the infant is male but only has one testicular mass in the scrotal sac. Upon further evaluation, the infant is diagnosed with cryptorchidism and a micro penis. Based on these findings, what is the best estimation of time of testosterone deficiency during the pregnancy ?

A) Testosterone deficiency during the first month of pregnancy.
B) Testosterone deficiency during the second to third month of pregnancy.
C) Testosterone deficiency during the second trimester of pregnancy.
D) Testosterone deficiency during the fifth month of pregnancy.
E) Testosterone deficiency during the third trimester of pregnancy.
F) Testosterone deficiency during after delivery of the infant.



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during 3rd trimester?
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in the late pregnancy, 3rd trimester
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Yeah, the correct answer is E) Third Trimester of pregnancy.


If the deficiency had been in the second to third month of pregnancy (Choice B) then it would lead to ambiguity of the male genitalia and male pseudohermaphroditism.
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